Kia ora Koutou,

Welcome to the last week of Term 3 (and to daylight saving). A term like no other!! Here we are at the end of the term looking forward to moving down the levels in the near future, lets hope this is very soon! A massive thanks to every parent, teacher and student that has adapted to distance/ home learning becoming better at GOOGLE MEET or ZOOM, completed hard pack activities and created and made the commitment to learning in different ways. Again a huge thank you to you all!!

Level 3 students and teachers at school have made the best of learning in a bubble of 10, being mindful of distancing and caring of each other. Thank you.

A Big Welcome to Miss Abby Cavanagh –  Abby is the new teacher for Rata class. We are all looking forward to meeting you in person. Abby was to come just at the beginning of Lockdown, but we felt it better for both classes of students not to change until the end of Level 4. Miss Cavanagh is very excited to join us at Wainui.

We have been busy planning for next term and all that Term 4 brings and it is almost complete.  The dates for the beginning of next year are also set to enable families to plan (again hard to believe). These dates are on the website and school calendar. For those of you who have downloaded the APP they feed onto the calendar on the APP as well!!

Ag Day This is in the planning for the first Friday in Term 4.  If we are in level 2 it will be a very small version of what to expect as there are strict rules around gatherings and numbers. Therefore there will be no market as we have had in the past. The main emphasis is on the traditional artifacts and classroom creations and ensuring the animals can be judged. We have stayed with Friday as traditionally this is always our day because the animal judges are booked and this fits with all the schools in the area having Ag Day.  Incidentally, most local schools have changed their Ag Days to a Friday from Saturday because of the requirements of Level 2. For those of you that have to work, if the COVID level forces us to limit the numbers, we will film and photograph all the classrooms and the animals. If we are in Level 1 we will have more food and some games, but it will still not be the big event of the last few years. In the last week of the holidays, a team of organisers will make the final call as to the event. This week we really do need an indication of how many animals we have so please fill in this registration form – Having a very good idea of the numbers of animals will help with the planning of the day.   Click here for further information on Ag Day

Tui Team Camp – An initial indication of the camp feasibility form has been sent to all parents and caregivers of the Tui Team. Please fill this in this week as we need a clear idea of numbers and commitment to go ahead with camp. Thank you to the Rimu class for the high number of forms filled in.  Could the other three classes please do so as well.  I have attached the link for your ease –


In the holidays the school will be having some rooves replaced. These are part of our Ministry of Education planned work.

Take care everyone and have a great break even if we are still in Lockdown.

Ka kite ano,

Gillian Bray


  • Wednesday 29th September – Year 3 & 4 Production – Cancelled 
  • Tuesday 28th September – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm –  Zoom
  • Friday 1st October – End of Term 3
  • Monday 18th October – First day of Term 4
  • Wednesday 20th October  – FOWS Meeting – Staffroom – 7.00pm
  • Friday 22nd October – Ag Day
  • Monday 25th October  – Labour Day – PUBLIC HOLIDAY (No School Today)
  • Tuesday 26th October – BOT Meeting – Staffroom – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 28th October – Great NZ Shakeout
  • Friday 29th October – Young Farmer – Years 5 – 8
  • Monday 1st November – Takahe Team – EOTC Trip to Goat Island
  • Friday 5th November – Group Day
  • Friday 12th November – Year 8 Immunisations – 9am
  • Tuesday 9th November – Senior School Athletics Day at school
  • Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th November – MasterChef Heats
  • Monday 15th November – Kaipara Schools Athletics Day
  • Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th November – Year 5 & 6 Camp
  • Thursday 18th & Friday 19th November – MasterChef Semi-Finals
  • Tuesday 23rd November – BOT Meeting – 6.30pm – Staffroom
  • Wednesday 24th November – FOWS Meeting – Staffroom – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 25th November – Junior Athletics Running Heats
  • Thursday 25th November – MasterChef Finals
  • Friday 26th November – Young Farmer – Years 1 – 4
  • Friday 26th November – Junior Athletics
  • Tuesday 30th November – Graduation Dinner for Year 8
  • Friday 3rd December – Final Whole School Assembly – 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 8th December – Music & Cultural Performance
  • Thursday 9th December – Christmas in the Country
  • Friday 10th December  – Winter, Spring & Summer Sports Prizegiving
  • Tuesday 14th December – Wainui School Prizegiving
  • Wednesday 15th December – Farewell Assembly & Last day of school for 2021!
  • Thursday 16th December – Teachers Only Day


Please see details below for all Summer Sports

Wainui School Summer Football Registration 2021. 

Season Starts Term 4- 1st November-13th December.  Played at Stanmore Bay Reserve on Monday Nights 4pm-7pm

Years 0 & 2, 3 & 4 play 5 aside mixed from 4pm-5pm

Years 5 & 6, 7 & 8 play 7aside mixed from 5pm-7pm

If you would like to play Summer Football for Wainui school, please sign up through the Registration form –

Registration closes 22nd October.

Wainui School Summer Hockey Registration 2021.

Season Starts Term 4- 26th October-14th December

Years 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 play at Metropark, Millwater on Tuesday afternoon/evenings.  Years 7-8 play at North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Bush Road, Albany on Tuesday evenings 4 aside mixed teams Year 1/2.  6 aside teams with Mixed Boys and Girls grades are available for Years 3-8.  If you would like to play Summer Hockey for Wainui school, please sign up through the Registration form- 

Registration closes 3rd October.

Wainui School Junior Touch Registration 2021.

Season Starts Term 4- 27th October-15th December.  Played on Wednesday afternoons at Shark Sports Club, Victor Eaves Park Orewa.  Grades are- Years 0 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8.   There is a minimum of 8 players per team.  Teams can either be all girls, all boys or mixed grades.   Uniform-Wainui School shirt and touch/sports shoes

If you would like to play Touch for Wainui school, please sign up through the Registration form – .

Registration closes 22nd October 2021.

North Harbour Primary School Artistic Gymnastics Competition.

There is an artistic gymnastics competition taking place in term 4.  The competition dates are the 10th & 11th November at the Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau.  Open to students Years 1-6.  We hope to put 1 team into the competition.

Entry fee is $25 per child.  For more information click on the link-

Any yr 1 – 6 girls and boys who are interested in attending, please email Halena Howard by the 15th of October.

All summer sports will commence when we reach alert level 1.  Start dates may vary and fees will be set closer to start dates.  If you have any questions please get in touch with Mrs Halena Howard, Sports Coordinator-


Orewa Surf Club – It’s time to join your local Surf Life Saving Club at the most family friendly beach on the coast – Orewa!  Our Jr training program will be starting from Sunday 31 Oct – with Covid Level 1 & 2 protocols in place, we are ready to go. You must be a fully registered member to participate at a Covid Level 2. So get your enrolments completed by no later than 17th October to ensure your family is ready to hit the beach.

For more information about our program:

To enrol now:

Open day to meet the Orewa Surf Club Team and ask any questions: Sunday 17th Oct , 10am-12pm.

Brain Play –  Is offering 1 & 2 hour online science & tech classes these school holidays! Prices start at $10.00 and topics covered include coding, 3D printing, game design, Minecraft (first lesson free), and more. Ages 5 – 13. Check out our timetable for more information –